Evil Under the Sun (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Evil Under the Sun (1982)




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When a successful but extremely narcissistic Broadway actress is murdered while visiting a Mediterranean island resort, the famed sleuth Hercule Poirot is called to find the culprit. Poirot must find the killer amongst a wide variety of potential suspects, all of whom have good reasons for wanting the victim dead.

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Peter Ustinov
as Hercule Poirot
Maggie Smith
as Daphne Castle
Diana Rigg
as Arlena Marshall
James Mason
as Odell Gardener
Colin Blakely
as Sir Horace Blatt
Jane Birkin
as Christine Redfern
Nicholas Clay
as Patrick Redfern
Roddy McDowall
as Rex Brewster
Sylvia Miles
as Myra Gardener
Denis Quilley
as Kenneth Marshall
Emily Hone
as Linda Marshall
John Alderson
as Police Sergeant
Paul Antrim
as Police Inspector
Cyril Conway
as Police Surgeon
Barbara Hicks
as Flewitt's Secretary
Robert Dorning
as Concierge
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Critic Reviews for Evil Under the Sun

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

There are delicious moments in the final fifteen minutes of Evil Under The Sun, but what I especially liked about this Christie were the opening scenes the setup.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Evil Under the Sun is a lush, clever, and entertaining gem that is more than worth the sit.

September 25, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

After Death on the Nile and Evil Under the Sun, Ustinov would return to the role of Poirot for three made-for-TV movies and a chintzy 1988 theatrical release.

September 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Evil Under the Sun, the latest Agatha Christie murder mystery adapted for the silver screen, offers the escapist moviegoer a hell of a good time.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Perhaps less celebrated and well-remembered than the earlier Brabourne and Goodwin Christie adaptations beginning with Murder on the Orient Express in 1974, Evil Under the Sun is easily their equal and possibly even the best of them.

October 18, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Evil Under the Sun is a nifty screen adaptation of a 1940 Agatha Christie novel.

February 4, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Evil Under the Sun


A star is murdered on an island resort. Poirot is called to investigate the many suspects. Good plot. Great cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Fun Christie, great cast, beautiful location.Diana Rigg and Maggie Smith make great sparring partners.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Peter Ustinov is as affable as always, but Agatha Christie's dreary formula just looks silly in this day and age.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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